(Mass Appeal) – Doors to our local schools are all opening right now and kids are excited to see their friends and be back in the classroom. But we as parents, grandparents, and guardians need to make sure the learning doesn’t end on the school grounds. One fun and important way to keep kids learning at home is through reading. Laurie Flynn, President and CEO of Link to Libraries is here with more.
SPRINGFIELD — Fifteen years, 70 schools, 1 million book donations. Link to Libraries donated its millionth book during a gala event on May 4 at the Basketball Hall of Fame. Link to Libraries President and CEO Laurie Flynn called it a “full circle” moment as the book was donated to Springfield’s Warner School — the same school that was the first recipient of books when the nonprofit organization was founded in 2008 by Susan Jaye-Kaplan and Janet Crimmins.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A major milestone Thursday evening for a western Massachusetts based non-profit. Link to Libraries hosted their signature fundraising event at the Basketball Hall of Fame. This year’s celebration marked the donation of their one millionth book to a child and school in need.
The presentation of the book was to representatives from Springfield’s Warner school, the first school to receive books from Link to Libraries when it was founded back in 2008.
(Mass Appeal) – We continue to celebrate libraries this week and today we’re learning about an organization that is separate from your local library but works with them to encourage reading, and will soon achieve an amazing milestone in children’s reading. Joining me now is Laurie Flynn, President of Link to Libraries.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Students at the Milton Bradley Elementary School in Springfield had a special visitor Thursday afternoon. The students were getting ready to show what they know in the upcoming MCAS tests.
CHICOPEE, MA – February 2, 2023 – Link to Libraries announced that Weiss Consulting of Longmeadow, MA is supporting literacy at Lambert-Lavoie Elementary in Chicopee through the Link to Libraries Community Book Link sponsor program.
(Mass Appeal) – It’s the holiday season and buying gifts is always stressful, especially buying something for younger kids. How about giving them something to let their imagination take them back to the land of dinosaurs or to outer space? Laurie Flynn, President of Link to Libraries, is here with great suggestions that will definitely help the kids in the long run.
(Mass Appeal) - November is National Family Literacy Month. It gives families the opportunity to take some time, learn and read together. That aligns with the mission of Link to Libraries, an organization celebrating its 15th birthday. Here to talk all about it is Laurie Flynn, President of Link to Libraries.
MONSON, Mass. (WWLP)– Monson Savings Bank (MSB) is celebrating their 150th anniversary by supporting communities they serve with donations to local organizations. MSB recently presented a $1,500 check to Link to Libraries, a nonprofit organization that distributes new books to the schools and home libraries of children in need.
This week, we’re taking a little break from politics and the news to talk about the importance of reading with Laurie Flynn, the president and CEO of Link to Libraries about the organizations' mission, the importance of reading for children and how you, whether as an individual or a business, can help.